Staying ahead of the game and providing our customers with the best possible results is our goal. RENA therefore runs its own inhouse research and development department in order to improve and develop our own chemical processes as well as generating cutting-edge customer samples. With over 30 highly engaged engineers and scientists based in Germany, we get the most out of the machines and processes while our Chinese process engineering team provides support to our local customers.

At our main office, located in Freiburg in the south of Germany, we have 1,200 m² of floor space available, which allows us to set up multiple production scenarios and run tests under real-life conditions. Readily available etching lines for customer samplings, small-scale lab tools, chemical labs and research equipment are just some examples of our Innovation Center’s broad capabilities.

RENA’s innovative solutions are reflected in over 150 granted and pending patents.

Applied Solutions

Every company desires an optimized production line; it is therefore of high importance for our customers to discover how variations in their machine set-up may affect their end product.

RENA therefore offers its clients the opportunity to run in-house performance tests with their own samples on RENA machines. Analytical characterization and testing of the samples is also performed in RENA`s dedicated R&D facilities.

Furthermore our team of experienced engineers and researchers allows joint developments for prototype tools speeding up transfer to mass production.

Process Solutions

RENA is constantly developing new processes - in close collaboration with its customers - with the aim of meeting the market’s latest demands in efficiency, sustainability, and environmental protection. Several small-scale production lines enable our R&D center to run process tests with a large assortment of chemicals and varying processing conditions.

Sometimes small variations can make the difference. The ideal mix of additives is essential in order to achieve the best possible results. RENA’s dedicated scientists are developing new additives for various processes and applications.

Innovation is our strength and our passion. For this reason RENA is also working with new substrates and materials as well as developing processes and equipment solutions. Thus the demanding requirements to surface properties can be met.

Research solutions

RENA has been working on numerous research projects together with renowned institutes and universities in order to contribute to the future demands of society. Research topics include:

  • Novel etching methods for new semiconductor materials such as silicon carbide
  • Innovative engineering approaches for plating to meet new demands of the semiconductor industry
  • Development of novel anode materials to increase the battery capacity and therefore i.a. the operating distance of electric cars

Our team of scientists and engineers work hand in hand with researchers from highly specialized universities and institutes to address upcoming demands.

SVP Technology & Innovation
Dr. Holger Kühnlein
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